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Dynasty Forge Musha 1060 Musashi Double Ring Theme O-Katana with Bo-Hi

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Longer than normal katanas, the O-Katana gives its wielder not only greater reach, but greater striking force due to length and leverage. It is a fearsome blade, though necessarily slightly heavier than small katanas with a center of balance farther forward of the tsuba. This O-Katana has had some of that weight disadvantage negated with the addition of a long Bo-Hi groove – this reduces weight while maintaining strength.

As a side effect though, it gives the blade a satisfying and distinctively audible whoosh as it the blade geometry disturbs the air with its movement. This is the sound of Tachikaze – The Sword Wind. Bo-Hi swords are popular with students as the Tachikaze sound differs when a blade is slicing the air at an improper angle, allowing the student with good ears an insight into the angle that he swings his sword.

The blade of the Dynasty Forge Musha O-Katana is crafted from 1060 high carbon spring steel. The sharp blade has been mono-tempered for shock-resisting flex and durability. The simple ring guard, a style espoused by Musashi himself, is crafted of iron, as are the fuchi and kashira grip fittings. The habaki and seppa are of brass. The wooden tsuka grip is wrapped with rayskin and overlaid with black silk tsuka-ito. Two Yajiri arrowhead menuki are wrapped beneath the tsuka-ito.

The wooden saya scabbard is coated with a black lacquer finish and has a matching black sageo cord. The saya has a cap of iron. The sword comes with a navy blue cloth sword bag..

Please Note: It is common and standard for the scabbards of these swords to have scratches, scuffs, small indentations or light and thin cracks in the scabbard lacquer. It is also common for the sword to be configured for a single bamboo mekugi peg to be used instead of two.

Overall Length44 1/2''
Blade Length32 7/8''
Weight2 lb 11.8 oz
EdgeVery Sharp
Width34 mm
Thickness7.2 mm - 5.7 mm
Grip Length11 1/2''
Blade [1060 High Carbon Steel]
ClassBattle Ready
ManufacturerDynasty Forge
Country of OriginChina

1 review for Dynasty Forge Musha 1060 Musashi Double Ring Theme O-Katana with Bo-Hi

  1. Dennison

    Great build, but quite heavy. I’ll start by saying, This sword is awesome. I’ve always wanted a Katana over any other sword and this one most definitely fits the bill. Great cutting power and curvature. But that brings me to my next point; This is in no way, shape, nor form(literally) a traditional feeling Katana. Being that it is an O-Katana it has a TON of heft to it, and quite frankly feels a bit like an oversized crowbar. The bo-hi helps with the weight BUT the blade is still VERY heavy than what it rightfully should be with the POB being a whopping 8 inches forward of the tsuba… Like damn. It would help with if it had a 13″ handle, but it can be switched out for another one probably to help the POB. All in all, good sword if you want to intimidate the hell out of someone or have a strong backyard cutter. :)

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